Archive for April 11th, 2020

Dart to open support fund with $1M

Dart to open support fund with $1M

| 11/04/2020 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s largest developer and investor, Ken Dart, will be putting up the seed money to start a fund to support Cayman’s healthcare and short-term economic needs, Governor Martyn Roper revealed on Saturday. The multi-millionaire is reportedly prepared to add another $4 million if that is matched by other Cayman-based private sector companies, potentially creating […]

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Public beaches closed Easter Monday

Public beaches closed Easter Monday

| 11/04/2020 | 237 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has announced that all public beaches will be closed on Easter Monday because of concerns arising out of the behaviour of people on Seven Mile Public Beach on Good Friday. The Public Health Law regulations will be changed later today to confirm the shut-down on beach access for the public from […]

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More community cases of COVID-19 emerge

More community cases of COVID-19 emerge

| 11/04/2020 | 158 Comments

(CNS): Eight more people have tested positive for COVID-19, six of whom do not appear, in the first instance, to be connected to anyone who previously tested positive or to those who have returned from overseas. Chief Medical Offier Dr John Lee said at Saturday’s press briefing that the patients and their household members have […]

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Cayman selling more test kits around region

Cayman selling more test kits around region

| 11/04/2020 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has sold another 20,000 of its supply of COVID-19 test kits to Barbados after consultation with healthcare professionals here about the numbers we require to manage the testing locally. Officials said that this latest sale was agreed after Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley reached out to Premier Alden McLaughlin on […]

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Airport and port closure extended

Airport and port closure extended

| 11/04/2020 | 64 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ borders will remain closed until at least the end of May as Cabinet has extended last week’s order closing the airports and the ports to passenger traffic to protect this country from the global COVID-19 pandemic. The cargo ports will remain open for goods and the airport for emergencies. The only […]

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Cayman sells excess test kits to Bermuda

Cayman sells excess test kits to Bermuda

| 11/04/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has sold the outstanding shipment of 35,000 COVID-19 test kits to Bermuda after receiving a consignment last week of 165,000 from South Korea, which is more than enough for the public health authorities to ramp up testing here to the levels needed. Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed the sale at Thursday’s […]

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